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River Island to join line-up at Maidstone's Fremlin Walk

Monday February 29th 2016

Fashion retailer River Island is to relocate its Maidstone store to the town's Fremlin Walk shopping centre.

The new larger space for River Island will be an anchor store within Fremlin Walk and will span around 13,000 square feet.

The signing follows a successful year for Fremlin Walk’s new owner M&G Real Estate which purchased the shopping centre in late 2014. Other recent lettings include Quiz and Smiggle.

Also featuring a 100,000 square foot House of Fraser store, Fremlin Walk comprises 350,000 square feet of retail and restaurants in an open air, single level scheme. The existing line-up of over 50 retailers and dining operators includes the likes of Superdry, Zara, Topshop, H&M, Schuh, Bill’s, Patisserie Valerie and Pret a Manger.

Scott Linard, director of asset management at M&G Real Estate, said: “River Island joins Fremlin Walk at a time of competitive retailer interest in the shopping centre. Our first year of ownership was a very successful one with many new national brands arriving at the centre to improve our already very strong line-up of shops and eateries at Fremlin Walk and give our customers more reason to return time and time again.”